Call for Papers

Deadline November 15, 2010
To Caroline McCracken-Flesher
(307) 766-5113
fax (307) 766-3189   attn cmf
English Department, Box 3353
University of Wyoming
1000 East University Avenue
Laramie, WY 82071

Panelists will be notified immediately that their proposal has been received. Acceptances will be emailed by December 31, 2010. Early submissions are welcome, and early approval is possible. You must be registered by March 15, 2011, to appear in the conference program.

Individual Proposals:

200 word proposals are invited on the theme: Walter Scott: Sheriff and Outlaw. The conference welcomes proposals from the open range of Scott studies and beyond, as we take the author into new cultural and critical territory. We particularly welcome arguments about the many ways in which Scott broke boundaries in his time, and the ways in which his work has redirected literature and culture in the years since his death.
Because this conference is all about breaking the rules, we also welcome proposals focused on other aspects of Scott.
Topics might include: Scott as innovative poet, novelist, letter writer, president of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, agricultural improver, Romanticist, Scot, traveler, historian, friend, medievalist, anthropologist, etc.; Scott’s contribution to ideas of landscape, architecture, or travel; his contribution to ideas of Europe and America (South, West), etc. All critical and theoretical approaches are welcome.

Panel proposals:

Include the convener’s short description, and no more than four 200-word proposals. The convener should have a reliable commitment from all participants.


Proposals should be accompanied by a short C.V. Panel proposals should include the convener’s C.V., and a brief description of each speaker (university and appointment, field, major publications).

Student Scholarships:

If you are a student, you may apply for a scholarship toward expenses. Submit that application along with your paper proposal.

Scholar Awards:

Colleagues who will research in the University of Wyoming's American Heritage Center can apply for travel support at: